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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Oil consumption

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I have a 2006 speedy with just under 14000 on the clock owned for nearly 2 years now changed oil 1300 ish miles ago and have had to top up twice since, I checked it first on 700 ish miles and it was just showing on dipstick so topped it up accordingly and then checked again at 1300 ish miles and it wasn’t showing on dipstick so topped it up again roughly I think I’ve put in about 0.8 litres in over the 1300 ish miles I have read that triumphs do like abit of oil but I just think this seems abit excessive but this is my first triumph so not quite sure hence the post I have no oil leaks anywhere on the bike and it’s not smoking either also the oil is 10w 40 4T fully synthetic Castrol power 1 which my local triumph dealer recommended any help would be much appreciated thanks very much in
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I would consider that excessive by 'normal' standards
No comfort, but there were a lot of reports of very high oil consumption of some bikes around that manufacturing period that I recall from around that time-frame in the forum.
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I had a 2007 S3 I bought new that developed high oil consumption (1 qt every 1,000 miles) after its first service at around 12,000 miles. After much drama and involving the dealer I bought the bike from, the official word from Triumph was that that amount of oil usage was acceptable. Don't know if that's true or not though. I kept the bike until I had around 25,000 miles on it and traded it in on a Rocket III. Here's the thread I started about my drama way back in 2009: https://www.triumphrat.net/speed-tri...aring-oil.html

But don't despair. My bike is still kicking and it has lots more miles on it. I stumbled across it on Craigslist a few months ago (still for sale): https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/m...885523517.html

My advice is just to keep an extra quart of oil with you if you go on long trips. LOL.
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Ok thank you both for your reply much appreciated someone at work who has a tiger 1050 sport said to try a semi-synthetic oil instead of a fully synthetic which I’m currently using because he said some engines run better using a semi synthetic just wondering whether there’s any truth in this but I feel a little better now reading your posts thanks again......
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No problem!

IMHO, after the rings have seated it doesn't matter what you use as long as it's okay for a wet clutch.

Oil can be a contentious topic though and you'll get different opinions from about every person you talk to. LOL.
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I'm with Russ here, once the rings are seated it's over.

I had a 2009 demo S3 I bought with about 500 km on it. Never used a drop. I'm sure it was the demo "ride it like you stole it!" attitude that seated those rings so well. I bought a 2011 SE red and white model in mint condition, with about 10,000 km. Goes through about 3/4 of a liter between changes, no leak, no smoke, just eats it somehow.

Is what it is. Cheers
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I had a sneaky suspicion that the mechanic who adjusted my valves may have gotten some debris in the engine when my valves were checked. Can't prove that absolutely though. My oil consumption was nil prior to the 12,000 mile service but rocketed up to a liter every 1,000 miles after that. It just didn't make sense to me that something inherent to the bike itself caused that change in oil consumption before vs after being serviced.
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Could dodgey valve stem seals be an issue causing this? I had some go in my old polo years back and it burned through the oil in no time.
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Ok thank you both for your reply much appreciated someone at work who has a tiger 1050 sport said to try a semi-synthetic oil instead of a fully synthetic which Iím currently using because he said some engines run better using a semi synthetic just wondering whether thereís any truth in this but I feel a little better now reading your posts thanks again......
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I have a 2010 that never uses a drop of oil. I bought a 2004 (I just needed another speed triple) and went to pick it up about 2000km from home. Changed the oil before I left for the ride home, using the same fully synthetic oil that I use in my 2010.

When I got home it had used about 600ml on the trip. Next change I used semi synthetic and it has never used a drop since. It seems to prefer the semi synthetic. Make the switch....it's worth a try
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Okay thanks everyone again for the replies give me some stuff to try and think about someone else mentioned on another post that they had an issue on there bike and it was the crankcase breather valve letting oil into the airbox so im gonna give that a look as well im just glad in the meantime i can ride it knowing im not doing any damage as long as i keep an eye on the oil level tyhanls all again
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